This piece is so powerful, Vanessa Torre ! My mom reads my writing, and I’ve shed a lot of tears over the things she’s said to me and the realization that she doesn’t like the person I truly am. To keep the peace, I do hold back on a lot of things I want to write about. It’s a constant internal struggle.

I’m so sorry you’re going through this, and I’m glad you’re able to see that you are not the problem here. ❤

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